The Mightiest by Keiko Kasza
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When three friends find a golden crown on a rock in the forest, they argue over who should wear it. Written on the rock is the message: "For the mightiest." But who is the mightiest? When a tiny old woman comes along, Bear, Elephant and Lion agree to take turns to see who can scare her the best. But their contest goes awry when a GIANT appears to claim the crown for his own. Is he the mightiest? Not if the tiny old woman has anything to say about it: she's his mom. And she's not too happy about her son being such a bully!

Keiko's latest charmer plays with size and power, in her inimitable style, with adorable animals, perfect pacing and hilarious understatement. As any kid knows, there's no one mightier than Mom.
 

About Keiko Kasza

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Keiko Kasza lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
 
Published September 10, 2001 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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No need to strut when you have the stuff, as a little old lady demonstrates to a bunch of would-be kings of the forest.

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Kasza's (Dorothy & Mikey) spry, if slight, story introduces three animals—a lion, bear and elephant—who come across a gold crown sitting on a rock that is chiseled with the words "For the Mightiest."

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